Brooke  Huminski

Brooke Huminski

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Perfectionism
  • Eating disorders
  • Caregiver stress
  • Shame
  • Self-esteem
  • Aging and geriatric issues
  • Chronic illness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic issues
  • Infertility and reproductive counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Brooke Huminski is a therapist in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with particular specialization in eating disorders, perfectionism, caregiver stress, and geriatric and aging related issues. Brooke also offers enhanced eating disorder recovery coaching as a supplemental service to prospective or current adult psychotherapy clients. Coaching offers solutions to real-life challenges (meal support, coping skills, grocery shopping), in real time. Coaching builds upon existing strengths and includes daily out-of-session skills support. Brooke operates from a Health at Every Size® model. Brooke brings her experience as a recovered professional to the healing relationship.

Brooke utilizes an integrative approach grounded in evidence-based practice. She has specialized training and experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, pain management, eating disorders, women’s issues, ADHD, chronic illness, caregiver stress, & end of life issues, with experience providing supportive counseling to individuals and families in times of crisis, stress and transition.

Prior to starting private practice, Brooke worked in a variety of healthcare settings including acute care mental health, inpatient cardiology, and inpatient and outpatient obstetrics. She received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Boston College and B.A. from Providence College.


Message to clients

I believe it takes an enormous amount of courage to reach out for help during a time of crisis. Whether it's the first time you're seeking therapy or you're returning and seeking a fresh approach, I'm glad you're here looking for the right fit. I work well with clients who are seeking an intuitive, dynamic, and trauma-informed approach. With gentleness, I help clients uncover their hidden strengths, reduce harmful behaviors, and build supportive relationships.


Specialties

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; eating disorders as they relate to perfectionism; disordered eating among high achievers

Caregiver stress - Feeling overwhelmed, isolated and tired related to caring for a loved one; difficulty relaxing, poor sleep, losing interest in activities you used to enjoy

Shame - Feelings of worthlessness, depression, self-criticism, excessive need for approval, harmful behaviors, avoidance

Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion

Aging and geriatric issues - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging; may include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation

Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Academic issues - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life

Infertility and reproductive counseling - Support around the emotional, logistical, and technical challenges people encounter when going through infertility and reproductive complications, e.g. infertility, inability to conceive, miscarriages, considering alternative options such as adoption and/or use of donor material

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and others


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (45min)
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)

Therapist's note

Brooke can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Brooke also offers Eating Disorder Recovery Coaching. Please contact her for pricing.


Location(s)

Providence practice

189 Governor Street

Suite 202

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present

Walden Behavioral Care, Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program, Psychotherapist, 2017 – 2018

Butler Hospital, Patient Assessment Services Clinician, 2017 – Present

McLean Hospital, Psychiatric Social Worker, per diem, 2014 – 2017

The Miriam Hospital, Crisis Intervention & Clinical Social Worker, 2014 – 2017

Women and Infants Hospital, MSW Internship & Obstetric Social Worker, 2013 – 2014

Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Neuropsychology, Research Assistant 2010-2011

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, MSW, 2014

Providence College, BA, Public and Community Service: Community Health, 2007


Languages

  • English